Diagnostic Veterinary Services in Horsham
How Our Veterinarians Can Diagnose Your Pet
Horsham Veterinary Hospital's diagnostic skills have been well-honed over more than three decades. We know that proper treatment of a pet requires proper diagnosis, and we accomplish this by carefully examining and diagnosing patients using our experience and state-of-the-art equipment.
Our diagnostic services include:
- Digital radiology (x-ray)
Horsham Veterinary Hospital utilizes modern digital x-ray equipment, which eliminates the time delays of developing films and reading them on a lightbox, providing clear pictures for diagnosis in a matter of seconds. When time is of the essence, digital x-rays are a tremendous time-saver. The x-rays can be simultaneously viewed by staff in different parts of the hospital and can be transmitted over the Internet, allowing consultations with other doctors and outside specialists when needed.
Our highly trained veterinary technicians and our modern digital equipment allow us to make quick and complete evaluations of a variety of medical problems and injuries. We can diagnose possible orthopedic injuries and evaluate chest and abdominal ailments, gastro-intestinal system obstructions, and some soft tissue conditions such as lung and heart problems.
Ultrasound is an advanced, non-invasive diagnostic tool that has only recently become more available in veterinary medicine. Our ultrasound equipment allows us to more quickly perform pregnancy checks and the non-invasive diagnosis of soft tissue problems, including heart disease, cancer, and bladder stones, the presence of tumors, and damage to tendons and ligaments. Ultrasound enables us to diagnose the many conditions with a certainty that we would not have without the technology onsite.
Routine lab work, including fecal parasite exams, heartworm tests, CBC and chemistry profiles, electrolytes, and urinalyses are performed onsite by registered Animal Health Technicians. Twice daily pick-ups by an off-site laboratory provide complete and timely results for the most complex tests.
There is no substitute for a head-to-tail physical examination of your pet by a qualified veterinarian who has spent years learning how to identify problems, conditions, or illnesses. Our Horsham veterinarians are highly trained and have years of veterinary experience that they bring into the examination room. Regular examinations help keep your pet healthy by assuring early treatment of any disorder.
Echocardiography, an ultrasound diagnostic tool in cardiology, is a recent addition to the diagnostic tools in veterinary medicine. It is a noninvasive method for evaluating the anatomy and function of the heart and large blood vessels and is a significant technological advance in veterinary medicine. An echocardiographic examination is an important diagnostic tool in cardiovascular evaluations.
Endoscopy allows a visual examination of internal organs and body parts without invasive exploratory surgery, using fiber-optic instrumentation. Special video cameras attached to the endoscope allow viewing of the exam on a screen. The advantage of endoscopy over other methods is that it is less invasive. The technique allows for visualization of the lining of the digestive system and for taking samples of the lining of these organs, including biopsies. Many foreign bodies in the esophagus and stomach may be removed via endoscopy.
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Before your pet can be treated, his or her condition must be properly diagnosed. Using the above methods and equipment, the Horsham Veterinary Hospital team can provide the quality diagnostic services your pet needs.
“The staff were always professional and extremely competent, compassionate, gentle and kind. I highly recommend this hospital.”- Judy M
“They take good care of them. Staff and Drs are Professional and communicate well!”- Tina A
“They took great care of him and now both he and his sister, Baby-our Calico, go there for their care. Thanks!!”- Christopher C